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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:33 pm

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Is there a way to get some oil to the upper strut bearing w/o replacing, it is just dry I think. Creaky when cold and when turning corners.

Take it apart. That's the only way. It probably isn't just dry. The bearings are sealed and packed with grease. By the time you start hearing it, it's already either missing some ball bearings or rusty....or both. The bearing sits between the upper mount and the big plastic spring seat.

I suppose you could pour about a quart of oil on the strut rod (engine compartment) and hope it reaches its destination, but I'm yet to successfully lube a strut bearing and have it stay quiet.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:20 pm

I have creaks even though my struts and bearings are new. Not too concerned about it because they'll be coming out soon anyways.

No matter what if you ever have the struts out you should replace the bearings. They're like 3 bucks a side. It could also be a good idea to replace your dust boots and bump stops (depending on their condition) for like 15 bucks a side.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:06 pm

Mine were a bit more than $3/side!

Creaks can also come from subframe (cradle) bushings as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:16 pm

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Mine were a bit more than $3/side!

Creaks can also come from subframe (cradle) bushings as well.

My bad, $6 a side for KYB ones on RockAuto.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Funny, I see the mount/bearing kit for $47.79 per side at Rockauto, with no bearing-only from KYB. AC Delco bearing-only is $21.79 per side.

If you guys are rebuilding the strut mount - bearings only - please post about the procedure. They did not look rebuildable when I did mine.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:34 pm



That's for '97 back, then there's a MCQUAY-NORRIS one for 98-99 for $4.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:06 pm

I seriously wouldn't use the MCQUAY-NORRIS part if it were free.

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EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:31 pm

AA wrote:
Funny, I see the mount/bearing kit for $47.79 per side at Rockauto, with no bearing-only from KYB. AC Delco bearing-only is $21.79 per side.

If you guys are rebuilding the strut mount - bearings only - please post about the procedure. They did not look rebuildable when I did mine.

So, AA, you recommend the AC Delco?
Just ordered KYB struts & wondered which mounts would be best..

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:36 pm

Really any mount/bearing is good as long as it's name brand. I would just stick with one brand for consistency.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:05 am

On my car and I'm sure it would be the same for others, I used monroe mounts with my KYB GR2 because KYB mounts aren't that good of quality.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing KYB GR-2 Struts   Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:14 pm

I used the KYB mounts/bearings both times. First pair lasted 110k miles; 53k miles on 2nd pair so far.

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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